15 Apr '11, 7pm

Spain Blows Away Germany as Europe's Leading Wind Energy Producer

Spain Blows Away Germany as Europe's Leading Wind Energy Producer

For the first time, Spain has outdistanced Germany as a producer of wind energy in Europe, although Germany still tops Spain for installed capacity, according to figures released by the Spanish Wind Energy Association. The Asociacion Empresarial Eolica made the announcement last week, quoting statistics from the Barometer EurObserv'ER, the European Commission's observatory of renewable energies. In 2010, Spain generated 42,976 GWh of electricity from wind energy, while Germany generated 36,500 GWh of electricity, according to the AEE. Also, wind power supplied 16.4 percent of the demand for electricity in Spain. In Germany, wind power addressed 6.2 percent of the country's electricity needs. In its announcement, the AEE conceded that Germany continues to be the European leader for installed capacity with 27,214.7 MW as of December 31, 2010. Spain is No. 2 with 20,676 MW ca...

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